Rangers defender James Tavernier has been named in the SPFL’s Scottish Premiership Team of the Season – and Gers fans were adamant defender he deserved his place despite the Light Blues’ disappointing season.
The Gers right-back was the only player from Ibrox to be named in the side, as posted by the SPFL’s official Twitter account, which featured three players from Celtic, two apiece from Hearts, Kilmarnock and Hibernian and a sole representative of second-placed Aberdeen.
⚽️ Check out our @Ladbrokes Premiership Team of the Season!
— SPFL (@spfl) May 24, 2018
Gers fans insisted Tavernier was more deserving than the likes of Motherwell’s Richard Tait or Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell – with one saying he was the “outstanding right-back” in Scotland last season.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
— Robbie Henderson (@Robbie_DJH) May 24, 2018
Tavernier was the outstanding right back last season. His stats were terrific. Rangers as a team can’t defend, it shouldn’t take away the fact Tav was exceptional.
— G (@garryhood1872) May 24, 2018
Much tavernier have you watched? Best RB in Scotland.
— Rupert DeBoer (@RupertDeBoer) May 24, 2018
— Reece (@reececombe_4) May 24, 2018
Tav!? Seriously 😂😂 https://t.co/qYnPlpmgrI
— Stuart Young (@StuartY19) May 24, 2018
Disagree on that. Tavs was our best player but died off later in the season, possibly because he extended his contract. All in all he's been a key player from the Warburton era. Windass i disagree with
— 🇬🇧 Chris Orr 🇦🇺 (@Orr_86) May 24, 2018
Just shows everyone how poor the top flight is.. the middle of that defence 😂😂. https://t.co/3ToWFOtqGr
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) May 24, 2018
The former Wigan defender made 46 appearances for the Gers last season, scoring nine times and contributing a further nine assists as the Light Blues struggled to a third-place finish in the Scottish Premiership last term.
The defender had an impressive campaign lining up with Daniel Candeias down the right flank and, alongside the Portuguese winger, was arguably the Ibrox giants’ best performer last term.
In the league, Tavernier appeared in 33 of the Gers’ 38 games, chipping in with seven goals and eight assists and regularly captained the side in the second-half of the season.
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